Crú Capaill (An)

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CRÚ CAPAILL, AN (The Horse Shoe). AKA and see "Patsy Geary's (2)." Irish, Double Jig. E Minor. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. As Kelly had no name for the tune, Breathnach supplied one of his own making. The Horse Shoe was the name of the shop John Kelly (1912-1989) owned and ran in Capel Street, Dublin, just a few blocks from the Piper's Club and other notable musical venues. The alternate title, "Patsy Geary's", honors a professional fiddler from County Tipperary, who was a mentor and playing partner of Kelly's from his early days in County Clare.

Fiddle player John Kelly from Rehy, Cross, Kilballyowen. Photo: Michael John Glynne.



Source for notated version: fiddler John Kelly/Sean O'Kelly (Dublin, Ireland) [Breathnach].

Printed sources: Breathnach (CRÉ I), 1963; No. 52, p. 21.

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